The buyer’s guide to Canada’s Oil & Gas Industry

COSSD News

August, 2011 Headlines

Availability of labour and services continues to be an issue for Canadian oil and gas producers. Speakers at TD Securities' unconventional energy conference in Calgary in July said securing qualified workers and some equipment continues to be a challenge across much of the industry. read more...
Every June in Winnipeg, nearly 14,000 people gather to compete in the Manitoba Marathon, making it one of the largest marathons in Canada. But every June at the COSSD offices, there’s a different kind of marathon that’s no less impressive. There may be only 11 participants, but in the span of just 30 days they will cover almost all of western Canada. read more...
Higher natural gas prices are needed for producers to achieve solid rates of return, while incremental technological improvements are expected to help lower costs and enhance recoveries in the field, industry executives said recently during a conference on unconventional resources. read more...
Looking for information on the major western Canadian oil and gas plays? Trying to find a weigh scale in Saskatchewan? Or are you just curious how long it will take to drive from Medicine Hat, Alta., to Melita, Man.? Just pick up a copy of the Oil and Gas in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) Map, and all of your questions will be answered. read more...
Operators rig released 5,393 wells across Canada during the first six months of 2011, although the total could have been higher if not for the wet weather in Saskatchewan and Manitoba during May and June that impacted drilling operations. The six-month count was up 12 per cent from 4,803 wells rig released in the January to June period in 2010. read more...
“Where’s your website?” Fifteen years ago, people would have more likely asked, “Do you have a website?” These days, it’s just assumed businesses have an online presence. The only question is where. Yet for many smaller companies, the time and cost of building, hosting and maintaining a website can be too much. Now, with COSSD Microsites, any company can have a smartly designed, effective website. read more...